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What About The Rest Of Them? Fatal Injuries Related To Production Agriculture Not Captured By The Bureau Of Labor Statistics (Bls) Census Of Fatal Occupational Injuries (Cfoi), Bryan Weichelt, Erika Scott, Rick Burke, John Shutske, Serap Gorucu, Wayne T. Sanderson, Murray Madsen, Emily Redmond, Dennis J. Murphy, Risto Rautiainen Jul 2021

What About The Rest Of Them? Fatal Injuries Related To Production Agriculture Not Captured By The Bureau Of Labor Statistics (Bls) Census Of Fatal Occupational Injuries (Cfoi), Bryan Weichelt, Erika Scott, Rick Burke, John Shutske, Serap Gorucu, Wayne T. Sanderson, Murray Madsen, Emily Redmond, Dennis J. Murphy, Risto Rautiainen

Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Faculty Publications

Surveillance of injuries in production agriculture is necessary to inform stakeholders about workplace hazards and risks in order to improve and advance injury prevention policies and practices for this dangerous industry. The most comprehensive fatal injury surveillance effort currently in the United States is the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI), which covers occupational fatalities in all U.S. industries, including production agriculture. However, this surveillance does not include many categories of fatalities that occur during agricultural work or on production agriculture worksites. To better capture the human cost of production agriculture, the authors of this …


Improving Firefighter Tenability During Entrapment And Burnover: An Analysis Of Vehicle Protection Systems, Greg Penney, Daryoush Habibi, Marcus Cattani Jan 2020

Improving Firefighter Tenability During Entrapment And Burnover: An Analysis Of Vehicle Protection Systems, Greg Penney, Daryoush Habibi, Marcus Cattani

Research outputs 2014 to 2021

When attempting to suppress severe wildfire the possibility for firefighting crews to be overrun by wildfire, known as entrapment and burnover, remains a catastrophic and all too common occurrence. While improvements have been made to vehicle protection systems to increase the safety of firefighters caught in burnover, the potential effectiveness of these systems remains limited. This study involved systematic analysis of 62 historical entrapment and burnover reports from the USA, Australian and New Zealand from 1978 to 2020 (Phase 1), and 135 simulated wildfires encompassing the 99th percentile of Australian fire weather conditions, fuel structures and terrain (Phase 2). Analysis …